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Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 1984-06-26




Set 1

Casey Jones, Feel Like A Stranger, Althea, Cassidy, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Women Are Smarter-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Don't Need Love-> Truckin'-> Wang Dang Doodle-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin', E: Day Job


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date June 26, 1984
Venue Merriweather Post Pavilion
Location Columbia, MD

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat (48k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Notes:
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Fixed pop in China Cat Sunflower
-- This source is an upgrade to all previous sbd sources
-- This new transfer fixes all pitch issues from old transfers
-- Dat was labeled Cassette Master but I think there's another cassette gen
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: wlg3 - - June 26, 2013
Subject: Doug Nailed It
I was there, and quite enjoyed this show as it happened. And thanks be to outdoor venues, especially fine ones like Merriwether; I was able to hear Casey Jones while still entering.

In retrospect, though, Doug nails it. The He's Gone + jam is wheat, and the rest of it is strictly chaff.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - June 26, 2013
Subject: --
Thanks, CM, for this new remaster. A beautiful, fully-patched delivery of a rather overrated show. This is an example playingwise why '84 is relegated to the bottom of the "year by year" GD deck.

After a really weird Casey Jones (what's with the dinosaur yowls, yo?) they go through it as routinely as doing the dishes. No jams to close out the set.

That almost-annoying, "hurried" feel a lot of '84 shows have really does make CC>R, usually a reliable one, really tough to take. If there is any part of this show worth holding onto, I think it's the He's Gone > Jam > Drums > Space midsection core, about 30 minutes of music when suddenly the band seems completely and totally dialed in. That jam out of He's Gone is really something jazzy-cool!

But then: Don't Need Love. An awkward beginning to a shrugging-the-shoulders Truckin', Bobby forgetting the lyrics. A WDD half-jam. Jerry forgetting his opening cue on Stella. The band awkwardly trying to land the opening to A&A. It just doesn't gel, folks.

Take a half hour for He's Gone and the bit surrounding it; makes for a pleasant surprise in the middle of the murk.
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